Survey participants also reported that barriers to accessing services, resources and information were high.
A group of powerful synthetic opioids that were first detected in the country just a year ago may have already been linked to several deaths.
Willingness from across the political spectrum to explore critical overdose prevention measures shows that cross-party progress can be made.
A methamphetamine support programme specifically for gay and bisexual men is opening its latest intake in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this month.
In honour of international Support Don’t Punish Day 2023, the NZ Drug Foundation is today releasing an evidence-backed plan to end overdose deaths in Aotearoa.
Drug checking services at Rhythm and Vines found potent psychedelic and stimulant, 25B-NBOH, sold as tabs of LSD.
The NZ Drug Foundation says a 54% increase in drug overdose deaths between 2017 and 2021 is deeply concerning and must prompt swift action on lifesaving preventative measures.
The New Zealand Drug Foundation urges the Government to follow US President Joe Biden and overturn cannabis convictions
The report, jointly commissioned by the NZ Drug Foundation and the Helen Clark Foundation, proposes a suite of new health-based solutions backed by local and international evidence.
The Drug Foundation is calling on the Government to urgently make it easier for New Zealanders to freely access a lifesaving opioid overdose reversal medication, so that the country is prepared in the face of a future fentanyl crisis.
The polling shows support for removing criminal penalties and increasing education, treatment, and other health-based approaches.